How to Label Handmade Quilts


A handmade quilt takes great skill and many hours to make, so when you've finished, don't forget to label the quilt. A quilt label will showcase you as the maker of the quilt, and will serve as cherished information for many years to come.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/4-yard piece of 100 percent cotton fabric or muslin
  • Quilting ruler
  • Fabric pencil
  • Scissors
  • Coated freezer paper
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Permanent, waterproof fabric pens
  • Needle and thread
  • Use the quilt ruler and a fabric pencil to mark a piece of fabric measuring 7 inches square. Cut out the fabric. Cut a piece of freezer paper the same size.

  • Place the fabric on the ironing board with the wrong side up. Put the freezer paper on top of the fabric with the shiny side facing down.

  • Set the iron on medium and press the fabric and freezer paper together for 5 to 6 seconds. Allow them to cool without separating the fabric from the paper.

  • Turn the fabric right side up and draw a line 1/4 inch from each side of the label.

  • Write the desired information on the label with permanent, waterproof fabric pens. It should include your name, the date, your town and state. It can also include the name of the recipient, the quilt pattern that you used, the occasion, and a verse or sentiment. Iron over the writing carefully to set the ink.

  • Remove the freezer paper from the fabric, and fold the top and bottom of the label to the back. Press the fold in place, and do the same with the sides of the label.

  • Place the label on the back of the quilt, and be sure to leave at least 2 inches on each side. Stitch the label in place with a needle and thread.

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